x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Food briefs: Turkish restaurant at Rixos and theme nights at Traders

This week in local food news: a new Turkish restaurant in Rixos; Singaporean food fest at LuLu; themed dinners at Traders Hotel.

Baked eggs with low-fat halloumi at Nathalie's Cafe. Courtesy Nathalie's Cafe
Baked eggs with low-fat halloumi at Nathalie's Cafe. Courtesy Nathalie's Cafe

Turkish at Rixos

Rixos The Palm has opened a new Turkish restaurant, Salt, which offers great views of the Dubai skyline and a menu that is seafood focused, with plenty of mezze to start. It might be worth holding off visiting for a couple of weeks, though. If you eat there next month, you’ll receive a complimentary beach pass. Call 04 457 5555.

Singapore fest

The Singapore Food Festival held in conjunction with LuLu Hypermarkets is under way. For the next two weeks, Singaporean food and beverage companies will be introducing new products and recipe ideas. The Singaporean chef

Violet Oon will be on hand to cook her signature dishes. The event is being held at various LuLu Hypermarkets across the UAE.

Brunch at Nathalie’s

Nathalie’s Cafe at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi specialises in healthy, wholesome food. Its newly launched Saturday brunch, served from 8am to 3pm, includes items such as whole-wheat muffins, pastries and croissants, low-fat cheese omelettes and baked eggs. This family-friendly spot also has a large outdoor terrace and operates a delivery service. Call 02 441 1330.

Theme nights at Traders

Traders Hotel at Qaryat Al Beri is holding a series of “concept” evenings at its all-day dining restaurant Afya. Visit on a Sunday or Monday evening to try its Arabian-style BBQ out on the terrace at Afya Beach Lounge. Every Tuesday is Italian night, while on Thursdays it puts on a Mediterranean-inspired feast. Call 02 509 8818.

Paranthe fever at Amala

Throughout March, Amala restaurant at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is celebrating paranthe bread by recreating its very own paranthe wali gali (the name of a narrow street in Old Delhi famous for this particular type of fried bread). The chef Aman Kumar will be serving a special menu on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March. Dh195 per person. Call 04 453 0444.


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